New Jersey Floats Cumulative Impact EJ Rule Seen As Model For EPA, States

June 6, 2022
New Jersey officials are proposing a first-of-its-kind rule to implement the Garden State’s landmark environmental justice (EJ) law that includes a detailed tool that helps regulators decide whether to deny permits in cases where an “overburdened community” (OBC) faces adverse cumulative impacts from multiple stressors. New Jersey’s Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) published the proposed rule in the June 6 New Jersey Register . DEP will accept public comment for 90 days -- through Sept. 4 -- hold five public...

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